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Member George William De Burgh Entered Apprentice 3rd May 1844

  Candidate’s Name Mr George William De Burgh



 Proposed By Brother

 Seconded By Brother

 First or Entered 3rd May 1844

 Second or Fellow

 Third or Sublime Degree

 RWM of the Celtic Brother Andrew Murray 1844

This Brother came to Scotland, with a person Named George Colville Dore, a Spitalfield weaver who resided for sometime in Portobello, and being a female descendant of the Colvilles of Ochiltree.

He passed himself off as Lord Colville of Ochiltree in Scotland,(which title is limited to heirs Male); but the House of Peers decided that he had no right to it. These adventurers, being in search of Sir William Mc Napier, met with Treasurer Robertson in the Turf, Coffee Room; and by their bouncing conduct, imposed so far on him that he recommended them both to be admitted as Candidates in the Celtic Lodge, whereby they obtained the First Degree without Paying for it, and their Names are signed in the Petitions and Law Books;

But as soon as Brother Strathern heard of the occurience, he prevailed on Bro Secretary Smith to cancel or omit the Name and title of the assumed Lord Colville, on the Principle that it might afterwards be said and reported to the injury of the Lodge that the Celtic Brethren encouraged or sanctioned imposters among themselves contra banes mores and as for the Fees incurred by this transaction, they must be considered bad. Bro Fitz Strathern.